SNES Classic Pre-order Imminent At GameStop - Updates

Posted: Aug 22 2017, 2:40pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

SNES Classic Pre-order Imminent at GameStop is getting ready for SNES Classic pre-order.

GameStop appears to be next in line to offer the SNES Classic for pre-order. The video game retailer just removed the banner in the search results for SNES Classic that linked to the SNES Classic placeholder page.


3:35 pm ET: GameStop owned is now offering SNES Classic pre-orders. is still down.

2:30 pm ET: SNES Classic and bundles show up on the GameStop app. is still down.

2:08 pm ET: GameStop has now shut down " will be back soon. Thank you for your patience."

According to reports, GameStop's in store system is slow and unresponsive at times. Many GameStop customers report though to have been able to put down $25 on a SNES Classic pre-order in stores.

2:00 pm ET: GameStop confirmed on Twitter that the SNES Classic will be available for pre-order also online at The pre-order will apparently begin when the site is ready for it.

1:50 pm ET: So let me get this straight. GameStop takes pre-orders only in stores, but website crashes. That's a new twist.

1:30 pm ET: Still can't get find the SNES Classic pre-order on Does it exist? Or is the site just down? Please email me (or post comment below) the link, if you got through to the SNES Classic pre-order page.

1:10 pm ET: The site is down. The SNES Classic seems to be available, but we can't get through. GameStop just tweeted to offer pre-orders for the SNES Classic in store.

GameStop has not yet published a product page for the SNES Classic yet. As soon as the page is live, we will notify you through the Tracker app on your smartphone and on I4U News.

Get the free Tracker app and select "Notify Me" on the SNES Classic listing to get notified when the next pre-order opportunity for the SNES Classic arises. The Tracker app is available on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u".

Nintendo officially confirmed earlier today that the SNES Classic Pre-order is available from six retailers. Nintendo updated its SNES Classic page stating that the SNES Classic pre-order is available now at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, ToysRUs and Target.

GameStop is expected to offer a limited number of $79.99 SNES Classic Edition consoles for pre-order along with SNES Classic bundles. The retailer did the same for the Xbox One X pre-order on Sunday.

As you know by now, Amazon and Best Buy already offered the SNES Classic very early today and have sold out. Now there are four more retailers that will offer the SNES Classic for pre-order today.

As Amazon's SNES Classic pre-order showed, a robust notification framework is necessary to make sure to get notified about a presale no matter what. We recommend following these best practices for SNES Classic Pre-order notifications.

ToysRUs and GameStop have not yet listed the SNES Classic on a product page, which makes these listings are to track.

Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic would be available for pre-order at select retailers late August in a Facebook post on August 1. Now we know what Nintendo understands under 'Late August.' Nintendo also announced on August 22 that the SNES Classic has a Rewind feature in games.

The SNES Classic presale is the first chance to secure a SNES Classic. The next opportunity will be on September 29, when the SNES Classic edition will be released. Stores will stock the SNES Classic, and we also expect online retailers to sell Super NES Classic consoles for the regular $79.99 price.

The official SNES Classic companion book is available as digital download for a low $9.99 price-tag. The SNES book Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System will be released on September 8. You can pre-order this Super NES book on for $24.72.

Another SNES book will be published on September 29 called SNES / Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium.

The SNES Classic pre-order countdown will continue tomorrow. We have started the daily countdown with SNES Classic pre-order updates on August 16, right when the second half of August began. It will get more exciting as we get closer to the end of August. Follow I4U News on Twitter to not miss the next SNES Classic pre-order update.

Most consumers are not in the state of mind yet of purchasing a hot holiday gift such as the $79.99 SNES Classic. The competition for the SNES Classic pre-orders will be considerably low. You only have to know about the pre-order in a reasonable time after it begun to score.

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Updated: 2018-08-20 10:51:21pm

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